The weather forecast in the Art Room this week has been Snow, Snow, and Snow! Thankfully it has not been snowing outside the school yet, but in the classroom we are in the mood. Kindergarten used rectangles, squares and triangles to plan out their neighborhood street, making sure to add lots of details like windows, chimneys and doors to their picture with construction paper crayons. Using Q-tips and white paint they whipped up a giant snowstorm to finish their picture being careful to think about where the snow would land and create snow piles and drifts. Grade 1 started their paintings by drawing a tree branch and then using an oval, circle and triangle they proceeded to paint their amazing cardinals. After the red paint dried they finished their cardinals by painting a beak, eyes and feet and then added a quiet snow storm all over their pictures. In grade 2 students created giant snowmen using an “ant’s eye perspective”. They filled in the background in watercolor paint and then added the tempera paint snow. Grade 3 has just begun an oil crayon “painting” of an outdoor ice skating rink. Inspired by Van Gogh’s The Starry Night they are creating a sky filled with stars and spirals. As they continue, they will be adding reflections on the ice along with a Christmas tree lighting the scene.
In grade 4 and 5 we are weaving! One of our favorite things to do. Students in grade 4 have warped their cardboard looms and will be weaving a bag. In grade 5 students created belt looms from straws and are flying through the weaving! They love thick and colorful yarn, so if you have some hanging around that you don’t need, please think of donating it to our pile.
Grade 6 is moving right along on their animations. They have learned how to use IMotion, Green Screen and Camera-Lucida. We have some children who have completed their animation with an intro, a cut paper animation with added sound and voice over while other students are still filming, or cutting paper for the animation. I look forward to combining all the finished animation into a single movie for the students to share as soon as they finish.
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